Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/13

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Subject: RE: [Leica] digital b&w
From: "Austin Franklin" <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 10:10:23 -0400

The short answer is, that all (with the exception of a version of the Kodak
DCS465 as far as I know) the one shot digital cameras shoot everything in
color (RGB) and convert, either in the camera, or in the software driver, to
B&W, if they give you a B&W output option.  None of them (except as noted)
can shoot in B&W, since they only have colored sensors.

I, personally, have not been happy with digital B&W output, and find
scanning film gives me far better tonality, and I like the look of film
better than digital anyway ;-)


> Hello All,
> I suppose this is an ignorant question, but since I know little about
> digital, here goes: Is there a setting on higher end digital cameras (the
> new Leica/Panasonic in particular) that lets you shoot in black and white?
> Or do they all shoot in color and you then go greyscale in
> photoshop? If I'm
> doing portraits in black and white I'd like to be able to see the results
> instantaneously on the readout in the back of camera. Is this possible?
> Thanks,
> Craig

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